unprepossessing (adj.) 1816, from UN- (Cf. un-) (1) "not" + prepossessing (see PREPOSSESS (Cf. prepossess)).

Etymology dictionary. 2014.


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  • unprepossessing — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not attractive or appealing to the eye …   English terms dictionary

  • unprepossessing — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • unprepossessing — [[t]ʌ̱npriːpəze̱sɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone or something as unprepossessing, you mean that they look rather plain or ordinary, although they may have good or special qualities that are hidden. [FORMAL] We found the tastiest and… …   English dictionary

  • unprepossessing — adj. Unprepossessing is used with these nouns: ↑appearance …   Collocations dictionary

  • unprepossessing — un|pre|pos|sess|ing [ˌʌnpri:pəˈzesıŋ] adj formal not very attractive or noticeable ▪ Despite his unprepossessing appearance, he was very popular with women …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unprepossessing — /ʌnpripəˈzɛsɪŋ/ (say unpreepuh zesing) adjective not impressive; ordinary: her unprepossessing appearance and manner hid a brilliant and creative mind …   Australian English dictionary

  • unprepossessing — adj.; unprepossessingly, adv. * * * …   Universalium

  • unprepossessing — adjective unimpressive or unremarkable; dull and ordinary; nondescript …   Wiktionary

  • unprepossessing — un|pre|pos|sess|ing [ ,ʌnpripə zesıŋ ] adjective FORMAL not impressive or attractive …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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